Jenna Metcalf was with her mother the night she disappeared in tragic and mysterious circumstances, but she remembers nothing.

Over ten years have passed, and still Jenna reads and rereads her mother’s journals, hoping to find some clue hidden there, in the meticulous recording of her scientific research with elephants.

Desperate for answers, Jenna uses all her savings to recruit the aid of a private detective – and a psychic.

Jenna knows her mother loved her. She knows she would not leave her. And she will not rest until she finds out what happened that night. In her most gripping mystery since House Rules, Jodi Picoult brings us a powerful story of a young girl’s determination to uncover the truth, however shocking and life-changing it might be.

I won a copy via goodreads and was so excited as I have loved all of Jodis books I have read . However this left me feeling disappointed and somewhat confused .

The storyline is all over the place and didn’t make sense for me ,it features elephants a lot I had to skim some of those parts .

The narrative of the 13 year old was not believable especially as I have a nearly 13 year old .

I had to push myself to finish this book If im honest .

This is a change of direction for Jodi and some readers may enjoy it but for me it didn’t work .

There is a twist at the end which for some may add to the enjoyment but again this only confused me more .


  1. That’s disappointing that you didn’t enjoy the book. I usually love all her books, though I have heard a few people say her latest ones are not quite as good. I love how her endings are usually unexpected.
    Great that you got it in a giveaway, just a shame you thought it wasn’t gripping.
    Thanks for sharing your review.

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